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OLFA Blades

The superior quality of OLFA blades is the result of a multi-step production process. Only the finest quality tool steel is selected for use. For all OLFA blades, we adjust hardness, sharpening angles, tapered dimensions, the coarseness of whetstone, the speed of grinding, etc. for every type, and ensure the blade has the best balance of high sharpness and longest blade life according to usage.

Worlds first snap off cutter
The Birth of OLFA Cutter

OLFA Yellow

The body color of OLFA products was determined in 1967 by OLFA's founder Yoshio Okada. He decided on a soft yellow color (similar to egg yolk) and blended it into a soft pastel color. In those days, tools were dark colors, such as black or silver. Realizing a knife should be easily recognized in a toolbox and be associated with safe and familiar images, Yoshio Okada set a new standard in tool development. OLFA, the originator of the snap-off blade and innovator of safety yellow color for hand tools.

Egg Yolk

About Us

Based in North West London, we specialise in providing high quality hand tools for the professional tradesman since 1974. We are proud to be a distributor & represent the OLFA brand in the U.K.